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Perth to Esperance Explorer Camping Tour

Why we Love a Perth to Esperance Explorer 

Don’t miss experiencing the jaw dropping natural beauty, extreme diversity and solitude of this South West corner of Australia in this 6 day wilderness camping Perth to Esperance Explorer.

Be connected with nature, wildlife, culture and adventure on this 6-day, all-inclusive swag camping tour.  Experience large expanses of outback and white sandy beaches that stretch for miles without a soul in sight.  Spend a day whole day exploring one of WA’s most pristine national parks, Cape Le Grand where you’ll also see kangaroos lazing on the beach. 

We will hit the hiking trails of the Stirling Ranges, walk among colossal ancient forests, and engage in one of Australia’s best personalised indigenous experiences at Koomal Dreaming. Marvel at the weird and wonderful Wave Rock and taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region.

This tour truly showcases the best of the south west which we promise will be one of your highlights in Australia!

Nullarbor Traveller offer authentic and unique experiences with a passion for sustainability and the environment. An Australian family owned and operated company, they specialise in wilderness and wildlife adventures for small groups and have been sharing incredible destinations between Adelaide and Perth for the past 15 years

Your tour will include the following highlights;

  • Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River World Biosphere Region
  • A whole day exploring Cape Le Grand National Park
  • Castle Rock and Frenchmans Peak hikes
  • Taste your way around the Margaret River region
  • Engage in indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
  • Explore the ancient forests of the Walpole region
  • Rugged coastline and rock formations of Albany
  • Relax & swim in some of Australia’s best beaches
  • 6 Days Fully Guided Tour
  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities
  • 5 nights Swag Camping (with basic facilities and 1st night bush camp no facilities)
  • Transport – Air-conditioned Minibus
  • 5 Breakfast – 6 Lunch – 5 Dinner
  • On-board water

Itinerary and Sleeping
Perth to Esperance Explorer tour is a back to basics wilderness swag camping adventure. Swags are supplies to sleep in the outdoors and under the stunning stars of the Southwest. Day 1: Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park Our Perth to Esperance Explorer tour begins as we travel east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with our first coffee break in the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town. A bit more driving and you’ll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock. By late afternoon, we’ll have arrived in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised world biosphere. This is our biggest day of driving travelling around 10 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about an hour. Tonight we swag camp at Fitzgerald River National Park which has toilet but no shower facilities. Notes: 
    • Drive time today is about 10 hours
    • Lunch and dinner are included
    • Camp at Fitzgerald River National Park: Swag camping with toilet only
Day 2: Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron, one of the three quartzite peaks that make up the Barren Range. Legs stretched, we’ll take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee break and mosey around. Then get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks where we camp at the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. This is a highlight of our Perth to Esperance Explorer tour with the ocean here being practically transparent, the local eastern grey kangaroos are regularly sun-baking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. Enjoy a free afternoon here and how you spend it is wholly up to you. Set out on a coastal bush walk, splash about in the sea, fiddle around with your camera aperture or just kick back with your new buds along the beach. Notes: 
    • Drive time today is about 3 hours
    • Walking time today is around 3 hours
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
    • Camp at Cape Le Grand: Swag camping with toilet and hot shower facilities
Day 3: Cape Le Grand National Park and Stirling Ranges The views from the top of Frenchman’s Peak are pretty impressive, so this morning the top of Frenchman’s Peak is where we go. Following the walk, it’s back in the bus for the drive into the Stirling Ranges, with a lunch stop near Esperance along the way. Depending on the time of the year in spring we might seek out the beautiful wildflowers or in the heat of summer some secret swimming spots. Notes: 
    • Drive time today is about 6 hours
    • Walking time today is around 4½ hours
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
    • Camp at Stirling Ranges (Private Campsite): Swag camping with toilet and shower facilities
Day 4: Stirling Ranges and South West Coast Today’s an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island.  Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock which is a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Then traveling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. Visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim in a sheltered swim and then a stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia. Notes: 
    • Drive time today is about 4 hours
    • Walking time today is around 1½ hours
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
    • Camp at Quinninup Caravan Park: Swag camping with toilet and shower facilities
Day 5: Walpole and Margaret River Discover the pristine wilderness region of Walpole before tantalising those tastebuds as we spend the rest of the day tasting our way around the Margaret River region visiting boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. Cheers to that. Notes:
  • Drive time today is about 5 hours making stops along the way.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
  • Camp Ground: Swag camping with toilet and shower facilities
Day 6: Margaret River to Perth On the last day of the trip you’ll wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before heading to Dunsborough where you’ll meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation.  Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience. As our Perth to Esperance Explorer tour draws to an end we have our final lunch and swim at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. One last stint on the road see’s us arriving into Perth around 6pm and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal (at own expense). Notes: 
    • Around 4 hours of drive time today
    • Breakfast and lunch are included
    • Make sure your Perth accommodation is pre-booked tonight

Departs/Ends: This Tour is Seasonal starting and ending in Perth
  • Departures March-April-May-Oct-Nov:
    • Alternate Sundays Accomodation pick-ups from 7:00am
  • Departures Dec-Jan-Feb:
    • Every Sunday Accomodation pick-ups from 7:00am
  • Ends Perth:
    • Day 6 approx. 6:30pm
Is Perth to Esperance Explorer tour right for you?
  • This is an open age tour and suitable for ages from 12 to 75 years.
  • Our camping tours are swag camping adventures with basic facilities so it might be stating the obvious, but you do need to like camping, hiking and be able to put up with sometimes extreme weather conditions.
  • To participate in this trip you must be prepared at times to assist your guide with preparing meals, cleaning dishes and setting up and packing down camp in all conditions.
  • To get the most out of our trips you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may involve rough ground and perhaps getting wet. From October to March you may experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40s) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks.

Important Tour Information
  • Swag Camping – Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. 3-person dome tents are carried (shared by 2 people) but only used if the weather requires it (rain).
  • Please bring your own sleeping bag (and pillow), they are not available for purchase or hire.
  • Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions.
  • There is very limited phone reception.
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack weighing no more than 15kg.
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking.


What to Bring
  • Sleeping Bag (and pillow if you wish)
  • Wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Sustainable Water bottle/container (at least 1.5 litres)
  • Walking shoes/boots,
  • Toiletries, swim wear, towel
  • Head Torch and Camera
  • Overnight temperatures during winter can be very cold and temperatures during the Western Australian summer can reach over 40 degrees in the shade. Please be sure to bring adequate clothing for your visit.


Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 8-14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase Travel Insurance which would cover for such things as road closures, flight,  bus or other travel cancellations that would contribute to you missing the departure of your tour.

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.Ecotourism Australia: Setting Ethical Standards for the Travel Industry

  • Climate Action Innovator

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.

  • Respect Our Culture (ROC)

The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.

ROC certified tourism operators are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples spiritual connection to the land and water.

100% Carbon Neutral Business

Passengers on Nullarbor Traveller eco-tours in South Australia and Western Australia have peace of mind knowing that we are the only company in Australia that offsets its carbon footprint internally. We do this by planting 1.2 hectares of native vegetation on our property Coodlie Park Farm Retreat each year, with one third of the property set aside for environmental rehabilitation.


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Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

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How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


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